Construction Papers:
Item Subject of Paper
1. Giberson Mailbox Annealer
2. Studio Bead Annealer
3. How to Build Your Own Controller
4. The Gas Forge
5. Large Slumper/Casting Kilns
6. Three Mini-Projects
For many years now I have been concerned with transmitting information about how to build things, especially how to build glass making equipment (that is what my book, A Glassblower's Companion, is all about). These papers cover items that are not in my book and are pieces that I feel are useful to the glassmaker. The papers contain specific information and construction plans which will enable you to build these items.
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Paper #1: The Mailbox Annealer:
The mailbox annealer is a piece I invented in the early 1990s and I produced this item for several years. Periodically I will crank out a few on special request, but I have helped many of you build your own. This site has free information about this item, but I have taken the time to write a very detailed description of the way to build this unit. If you want a hard copy of this information the cost is $15.00.
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Paper #2: The Studio Bead Annealer:
The Studio Bead Annealer is a terrific production kiln and the one I prefer to use when beadmaking. It is a highly useful production bead annealer which can be used as a general work-horse. It's great advantage is the ease of placing beads into the kiln. Once the beads on the mandrels are cooled to 950°F the mandrels may be stacked to accommodate as many as 50 mandrels. It is useful for annealing paper-weight inclusions, or other glass objects such as marbles. It can accommodate as many as 30 or so marbles and cause them to be properly annealed. $15.00

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Paper #3: How to Build Your Own Controller:
Designing your own kiln control center is highly rewarding and beneficial as it truly puts the control of your system in your own hands. By following a few suggestions this can be a relatively simple project and it can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars over the cost of store bought models. This paper covers the issues thoroughly. This paper costs $15.00. If you buy this and then order one of our controller kits you will get the cost refunded.

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Paper #4: The Gas Forge:
This forge will run on natural gas or propane. This is a simple project that is relatively easy to build. I have used a forge for all of my glassmaking life. First it was to shape metal for machinery parts and handles for furnaces, etc. Then I started making stuff for my house and home. Most craftspersons would really use and enjoy a forge if they had one. I made a habit of picking up metal on the side of the road and making things it's a lot of fun. Dudley Giberson

$15.00



Also please see our New Free information on how to build your own Mini-Forge.

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Paper #5: Large Slumper/Casting Kilns:
Please view sample pages from this document. This was written to be apart of a second edition to A Glassblower's Companion which is yet to be published.

$15.00

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Paper #6: Three Projects for the Mini-Square Burners:
This is a FREE Download.

The Three Projects:

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